Wynne, AR

 

            PO Box 69 | Wynne, AR 72396

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Parent Center

District Parent Coordinator Sherry Breckenridge

1500 N. Lemons Street
Wynne, AR 72396
(870) 587-0350

Building Parent Facilitators Primary School Nancy Dunaway
(870) 238-5050
Intermediate School Shirley Hale
(870) 238-5060
Junior High Lisa Turner
(870) 238-5040
High School Stephanie Emerson
(870) 238-5070
Parents needing a student skill packet to work with your child at home on his/her academic skills may fill out the student skill packet request form located on the left of this page or under the Forms link at the top of this page. Send the request form to school with your child; the teacher will place the request in Ms. Breckenridge's mailbox. You will be contacted once the request has been received and again when the packet is ready to be sent home.

The parent coordinator is available to:

  • assist with any needs you may have within the school district setup; including, academic and social needs, emergency situations, family, health, tutoring or listening needs.
  • work with any family whose students have needs in the classroom
  • work with any parents who do not understand the curriculum
  • develop extra practice packets on curriculum
  • spend time discussing parenting/student needs when families just need a listening ear
  • assist families who need help with forms such as AR Kids and other paperwork

Free Handouts, brochures and booklets on a variety of topics are available at the parent center:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • College Funding
  • Child Development
  • Character Traits
  • Teen Issures
  • Gangs
  • Drugs
  • Homework Skills
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Internet Safety
  • Foster parent/grandparent
  • STD's
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Immunizations
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • ...and many others

Parents may check out the following books/materials from the parent center:

  • Books on stress, college, ACT, test taking, suicide, grief
  • Books on single parenting, dads, only children, ADHD, special needs children, parenting for success in school
  • Discipline, Family Life
  • Tapes for parenting workshops
  • Information for single parenting, parenting through the teen years, blended families, child development
  • ....and many others

Absenteeism

Students must be in school to take advantage of the opportunities education offers. Truancy puts students at risk for many problems including:

  • poor grades
  • involvement with gangs
  • teen pregnancy
  • alcohol and drug use
  • criminal behavior

In some states parents may face legal action if their child is truant a lot.

Truancy increases the risk that students will drop out. High School dropouts are more likely to:

  • be unemployed
  • earn less money than high school and college graduates
  • be dependent on public assistance
  • serve time in prison

Some reasons students skip school are:

  • gangs or bullying problems that make students afraid to go to school
  • learning difficulties
  • domestic violence or parents' divorce
  • alcohol or drug use
  • falling in with the "wrong crowd"
  • teen pregnancy or parenthood
  • mental health problems
  • having to work to help support the family

Parents should make sure their children know they can come to them with any problem. Parents should become more involved if their children are skipping school or chronically absent. Some steps parents should take are:

  • talk to your child and find out why he/she doesn't want to go to school
  • talk to the school and work together to find a solution
  • take action (some children may need more supervision, counseling, or help with drug or alcohol problems)
  • monitor your child's attendance in school